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Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, as part of the Corporate Services Team, the Communications Manager contributes to the success of the organization by overseeing all marketing and communications activities, as well as providing support services to CBOs. This position plans, delivers, and responds to all media relations inquiries and needs. The Communications Manager also ensures the success of all AHMA corporate events, managing and coordinating the logistics and reporting, with support from the Corporate Services Administrative team.
Who our team is looking for:
For a full listing of the Communication Manager’s Key Responsibilities and preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, please see the full job posting on our website at www.ahma-bc.org.
Training, Education, and Experience
- Minimum five years of progressive experience in communications, public/media relations, marketing, or journalism, with proven experience developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies, and tracking and analyzing activities, preferably in a non-profit or community-based organization.
- Minimum two years of experience overseeing and supervising freelancers, contractors, and/or teams, as well as overseeing various marketing and communications projects.
- Proven experience working with Aboriginal people is an asset.
- Experience developing content for various media, including web, print, and internal documents (i.e. policies and procedures); experience with design and online content management systems (including the use of WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics, and online design programs for infographics and images) is an asset.
- Experience designing marketing materials both for online and print publications, specifically through the use of InDesign and Photoshop.
- Experience handling media inquiries.
- Experience in project management, including event planning, budgeting, and invoicing.
Critical Success Factor:
The core of our business is serving the Aboriginal community; therefore, a critical success factor for any person who joins the AHMA team is to have an in-depth understanding of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal culture, preferably with strong British Columbia connections.
Team members are expected to have gained this understanding through lived experiences, whether it is from being of Aboriginal ancestry or working closely with Aboriginal communities. Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code (self-identify)
Chet kw’enmantumiyap – Squamish for “We are thankful to you all.”
Please submit your application by Friday, August 28, 2015 (12:00pm PST) to: [email protected]
Located on the Xwemelch’stn (Capilano) Indian Reserve on Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation Territory in West Vancouver, BC, the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) exists to make a difference in the Aboriginal Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) we serve. We oversee the administration of operating agreements between housing providers and Aboriginal housing organizations, keeping everyone’s best interest in mind and developing and maintaining relationships of trust. Every employee on our team is integral to ensuring our success and the success of the CBOs we serve.
We thank all applicants for submitting their application; however, only those candidates who clearly indicate in their application how they meet the qualifications for this position will be considered. Please note that a criminal record and credit check may be performed as part of the final selection process.
To learn more about AHMA and what we do, please visit our website at: www.ahma-bc.org
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